What I Read Today;

1 Corinthians 8; Matthew 24; Ezekiel 10; Psalm 145; 2 Samuel 10

This morning there were several messages I needed to meditate on from Psalm 145.

The first that stuck out to me was verses 8-9:

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” NRSV

If God judged me by my works, I would be in trouble.  My temper, impatience, and lack of faith would be my downfall.  So many times, I’ve gone my own way and not followed God’s way.  Yet, it’s God who leads me back.  God’s compassion, love, and mercy are boundless.

Verse 13b – “The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his deeds.” NRSV

When God makes a promise, it is forever.  God does not change to suit the world around us.  God’s character will not allow him to abandon the promises he has made.  We can trust implicitly in the grace of God.

Verse 14 – “The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.”NRSV 

God has given us his word that even in the moments of our darkest despair, God is still there.  He will never leave us or forsake us.  God won’t turn his back on us no matter how far we’ve fallen.  To prove this, he sent his son, who saved us when we were still sinners.

So how should we respond to this great and glorious God?

Vs. 21 – “My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.” NRSV

Amen!

5 thoughts on “May 24, 2020

  1. What’s so cool about these blog/devotionals is that the Lord has told me also to read Ezekiel. God bless! Also, I think I’ll write down Psalm 105 as one of my praise Psalms to pray in the mornings or whenever. Beautiful!

    Like

      1. Y’re welcome! He actually told me to read it a while back, but back when He told me, I was still duped by the enemy. Every time I’d get a dream that gave a new assignment, or so I thought, I thought that God had changed His mind, but I found out that once you are told what to do, He won’t tell you anything else until you do that thing. So, throughout this quarantine, He reminded me of the assignment and I’m studying using study Bibles. I’m on verse 17 of chapter 3, but it is so cool to get to read other chapters in the morning other than that which I’m studying as the Lord leads. I usually wait until after I’ve completed my study for the day to ails, but since I discovered how you write yours out, and since I have another devotional that calls for us reading a chapter of the Bible, I started today reading your blogs with my other devotionals before I officially start my studies for the day.

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s